This is exactly like the soup at 'OG.'

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
44 mins
total:
1 hr 4 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sausage and red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until sausage is brown and crumbled, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess fat; place in a bowl.

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  • Cook onion, bacon, and garlic in the same skillet over medium-low heat until bacon is crisp and onions are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Combine water and chicken bouillon cubes in a large pot; bring to a boil. Stir in potatoes; cook and stir until soft, about 15 minutes. Pour in cream; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add sausage, onion mixture, and kale; cook and stir until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; protein 16.2g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 32.6g; cholesterol 91.4mg; sodium 1780.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
EXCELLENT! My teenage son ate 4 (yes, that's a four) bowls of this for dinner tonight. Each bowl got a comment: Bowl 1) Wow Mom, that is really good! Bowl 2) Does Grammie know how to make this? (he's going to visit soon) You should teach her. Bowl 3) Mom, can we have this every night when we go skiing? Bowl 4) Man Mom, I think this is better than you and Grammie's Cheesy Potato Soup. We need to have this again. So, a success would you say? Yes, please, and thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2020
This was way too watery for my liking. I would take out about 2 cups of water. It was also too spicy hot for my taste. I would use half or less of the crushed red pepper. In addition I think I would use country sausage instead of Italian sausage to cut down on the heat factor. Read More
178 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 151
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
EXCELLENT! My teenage son ate 4 (yes, that's a four) bowls of this for dinner tonight. Each bowl got a comment: Bowl 1) Wow Mom, that is really good! Bowl 2) Does Grammie know how to make this? (he's going to visit soon) You should teach her. Bowl 3) Mom, can we have this every night when we go skiing? Bowl 4) Man Mom, I think this is better than you and Grammie's Cheesy Potato Soup. We need to have this again. So, a success would you say? Yes, please, and thank you! Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2017
This recipe is very similar to the others here on AR. The two changes I made was use Better than Bouillon ® instead of a bouillon cubes, and cut the water and cream in half. (I like my soups and stews chunky.) Still very good but a bit salty for my taste. I will use some chicken broth in place of some of the bouillon base next time to better control the salt level. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Great soup, but we don't go to the trouble of cooking everything separately, and made a couple of changes. We cook the bacon first, then remove it from the pot. Then add the sausage and red pepper flakes and let it cook in the bacon fat. Then we add the onions and garlic to the sausage, then we add 4 cups chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon cubes, along with the potatoes and kale, and also add a parmesan rind (MAKES IT!). Then we do the heavy cream at the end. Great base recipe, but a couple of minor changes make all the difference! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2017
OG = Olive Garden :) It was delicious and I loved the addition of the cream! I used red potatoes because it was what I had, and they were perfect, too. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Made this last year and this year. Probably 6 times or more and my neighbors love it! I live around some 80 year old men, who wont cook for themselves. They have lost their wives. I make a bunch in the crock and freeze, give away. This is mine and my daughters fav. soup at OG. She says it taste better than theirs Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
this is my husbands favorite soup. i use to work at the og so i have been making this for a long time. one thing i change is i don't use bullion i use chicken base. it makes it richer and creamier. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2020
OG uses equal parts beef and sausage. Half milk half water and I don’t remember bacon being in the OG recipe but I do love bacon half of a stick of butter. Otherwise this was a spot on recipe. This is a substantial food source. Proteins, fats and greens!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
Easy recipe. Easy to follow. I didn t have bouillon cubes but I had leftover chicken and beef broth in the fridge 2 cups each and the remainder I used water. I left my bacon in bigger chunks because I forgot to crumble them. Lol But hey we all need more bacon in our lives. Great recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
Very similar to Olive Garden. Yummy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2020
This was way too watery for my liking. I would take out about 2 cups of water. It was also too spicy hot for my taste. I would use half or less of the crushed red pepper. In addition I think I would use country sausage instead of Italian sausage to cut down on the heat factor. Read More
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